FACTFINDER’S CROSSWORD

The Scotsman - - Weekend Puzzler - HUGH JOHN­SON

ACROSS

7 A land-locked moun­tain­ous coun­try in Asia (54,400 sq miles; pop about 30 mil­lion (5) 8 Build­ing in He­lens­burgh de­signed by Charles Ren­nie Mack­in­tosh (4,5) 10 The tu­bers of var­i­ous plants, es­pe­cially of

taro (6) 11 A lat­tice-work of wood to train trees on (8) 12 A yel­low min­eral used as a pig­ment (8) 13 Port city in north­ern is­rael (pop about

50,000) (4) 15 Wil­liam __ (1697 - 1764), Lon­don-born artist

who painted A Rake’s Progress (7) 17 A mem­ber of a na­tive Amer­i­can Al­go­nquin

tribe, now mostly in Ok­la­homa (7) 20 A swin­dle or con­fi­dence trick (coll) (4) 22 Feet of two syl­la­bles (8) 25 The site of two bat­tles (1770) mark­ing a turn­ing point in the Amer­i­can War of In­de­pen­dence (8) 26 A sum­mary ex­po­si­tion, or a brief out­line (6) 27 An au­to­cratic monarch or ruler (9) 28 Sam __ (1912 - 2002), Vir­ginia-born US

golfer who won seven ma­jors (5)

DOWN

1 Thomas __ (1798 - 1844), Dun­dee­born lawyer who was Scot­land’s first Astronomer Royal (9) 2 Glazed or enamel led earth­en­ware (8) 3 An al­ter­na­tive name for all­spice (7) 4 Care­lessly, or too hastily (8) 5 An Amer­i­can mon­key noted for its loud

cries (6) 6 One of the 12 tribes of is­rael (5) 9 A do­mes­tic slave in Old English times (4) 14 A stew­ard or ma­jor-domo (9) 16 Breed of do­mes­tic pig orig­i­nat­ing in Stafford­shire (8) 18 Var­i­ous ducks of the genus Anas with wedge-shaped tails (8) 19 The Greek and Ro­man form of a semitic

god­dess (7) 21 Large wad­ing birds with long legs, necks

and bills (6) 23 Large port city in north Africa (pop about 760,000), founded in 903 by Moor­ish traders (4) 24 Lake __ , a large stretch of wa­ter in the

Sierra Ne­vada Moun­tains (5)

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